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Pandorah: saturday night

Sometimes one can just be lost for words! And in those quite moments nothing comes close to the beauty of God given treasures... On this dull cold wet November day I’m still recovering! Still got sparks igniting and shooting around my every fibre, just recalling! Nothing comes close to compare such a display of this lifelong passion. After all these years. So spectacular. Mere words cannot express the level of elation in that symphony Hall Saturday night. Historic or what? Just amazing! Left with a pure clarity of sound and vision. Permeated. Ultimate masters of performance soaked us with the music of the night. Steve Harley sure graced the Symphony Hall with enigmatic wonder and magnitude. Just awesome. Stunning far beyond any expectations. One can surely be forgiven for being locked in time! So deserved that overwhelming Standing ovation! Well done to all who made it all happen, but ultimately to Steve Harley for staying Y-our Way! Unforgettable. Thank You. Oh last but not least! Just for the record! Steve Norman. Just can’t get his outstanding passion out of my head either! Such a natural.

Monday, 26 November 2012

gjarman: Graham

As everyone has said what a fantastic gig, the addition of the orchestra and choir was a masterstroke. I'd seen Steve at the Symphony Hall before and although good it wasn't anywhere near as charged as Saturday. There were too many highlights too mention but I still have a love for Crazy Raver after 40 years of following such a wonderful artist. Barry is a magician with both violin and Mandolin - loved it!

Monday, 26 November 2012

Tracy Snowdon: Mrs

what a fantastic night at the Symphony Hall on Saturday. Amazing the standing ovation that was given even before a note was played and then at the end when everyone in unison was singing Steve's anthem. It was magical. Have been a fan for many years, but only saw him for the first time in concert 5 years ago and since then have seen him 6 times and had the pleasure of meeting him after one of his concerts in Chatham last year and it was such an amazing experience. Thank you for another great night.

Monday, 26 November 2012

madmoonlighter: Alan E

First Concert Glagow Appollo. Travelled down from Paisley,This was spectacular !the whole orchestra and band blended and played beautifully.Harley smashed it and deserves some well earned recognition.My partner even got to hear 'coast of amalfi' in the Brasshouse at the pre concert build up. What about Glasgow Concert hall for the next one Mr H! Look forward to Oran Mor, the advert says first date sold out due to 'PHENOMONAL demand'

Monday, 26 November 2012

nobby51: brum 24th nov

my first concert was hammersmith 1978 great then been to many many more since and birmingham sat night topped it awesome got at least two more concerts this year buxton booked for next year my life just cannot be better well done steve you never let us down on the eighth day god created steve harley

Sunday, 25 November 2012

neil1: 24/1/12

if the previous fans message refers to me (disclosed during a smoke at the break)yes I am proud to admit my tears during Sebastian. The show was for me a reminder of how lucky I have been to have such a great musical background running behind my life. Incredible show. If Terry Hall is reading this, good to bump into you and yep I did enjoy it.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

smile1975: Once in a lifetime

I have attended many first class concerts of great bands. But November 24 this year was the highlight of all. It was highest quality, a fantastic performance. Thanks so much to Steve Harley. Thanks so much to the band, to the fabulous orchestra and choir, to Andrew Powell who knew how to do it, to Steve Norman who obviously had a lot of fun to be a Rebel that night and to the Lartey sisters. Thanks to the excellent, respectful audience. It was a great pleasure for the four of us who came from Germany to be with you rebel freaks.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

joanna: BIRMINGHAM .......hey

Steve YOU DID IT.... Now sit back and SMILE that smile xx Jo

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Leonacht: Message to all

It is very easy to make people envious & jealous !!!! Even without all this comments..... We realise... We missed the chance of our lives ; unless.... Steve will plan another one as for himself as for the ' lost one's ' . Leo for L&S

Sunday, 25 November 2012

dave e: Symphony Hall

What a fantastic night - the band, the orchestra, the choir and the venue! How unbelievable to hear these songs from your childhood reproduced so superbly! I only hope a memento (either DVD or CD or both!) is released. Death Trip, Sebastian and Ritz were brilliant and Black Or White was a great surprise. The only downside were the two idiots next to me who arrived late stinking of drink, chatted, read their Iphone, clapped mid song, played air violin(!) then decided to stand and dance ignoring people behind who couldn't see. Still a few choice words from me soon shut them up!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

stewart g: Symphony Hall

It was an amazing show and a delight to be there.I loved every second of it,from Robbie's subtle guitar intro on Hideaway to the joy of hearing the crowd close the show with " Oh dear look what they've done to the Blues,Blues,Blues".Everything worked so well in between ( Stranger Comes To Town was a revalation ) and with so much class! The show of my musical lifetime.Thanks to all the cast and players- you all played a blinder boys and girls! You fully deserved the standing ovation before even a note had been played.The BEST band in the world,indeed!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

cockneyr3bel: birmingham symphony hall

AMAZING-AWESOME-BRILLIANT-FANTASTIC I cant find enough words,Death Trip,Black or WHITE,Bed in the Corner.Stranger was such a surprise and so moving.Please Steve do it again.Now looking forward to Milton Keynes and Cambridge-Happy Days !!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

flying teach: Birmingham Symphony Hall

Fabulous night with great favorites. For me Sebastian had it all, partner and I were in tears at the intensity. Been going to the concerts now for years, Buxton , Holmfirth etc, but this was different with the full orchestra and choir, so versatile but still magic and long may it continue. Thank you Steve .

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Graeme: Birmingham Symphony Hall

"As poetry is the harmony of words, so music is that of notes. And as poetry is a rise above prose and oratory, so is music the exaltation of poetry." (Henry Purcell) That, for me, was last night's triumphant Birmingham Symphony Hall gig in a nutshell. A night that saw Steve, band, guests, orchestra and choir perform in total and joyful harmony. And can I add that the inclusion of Steve Norman was a masterstroke. Not only is he obviously a Harley fan and an excellent musician but the enthusiasm and joy he displayed on stage was a joy to behold.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Let4d: Birmingham Synmphony Hall

What can I add, only delighted to have been part of this historic in my eyes, event after 40 years of following SH & CR since the 1973 Liverpool Stadium (& When he fell off stage at Liverpool Empire )and all SH concerts in the N.W since this has been the cherry on the cake superlatives cannot describe. Thank you SH & CR the Swan Orchestra and Choir and the lovely Lartey Sisters you have made us all so proud of SH He has fulfilled his dream, great venue, seats and fans. I noticed Cameras!! will a DVD be following shortly I certainly hope so. SH for a knighthood for service to Music !!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

jollyroger: Faultless

The lighting, the sound, the arrangements, the passion of a Master at work, all made this a great event, memorable for many reasons. How does a performer at that leve; in such a space, suddenly go into a trance (seemingly) and once out of it, instruct two of his players to break into an unlisted song? magnficent talent, Mr Harly! Stranger Comes To Town, all right... and the chap who had promlems with the vooice sound might consider (and I suggest this with absolute respect, because I've been through this and many musicians do) an ear cleansing from his HGP's nurse. It works painlessly and makes an unbelieveable differene. No offence intended, I promise. Mr Harley, you really do deserve a good rest and a smug smile after pulling that off last night. Faultless.Thank you. And congratulations.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Ziggy Starstruck: Saturday night at the fair!

Wow, just wow. Oh all right, some more then. Steve thank you for a fantastic Saturday evening in Brum. The band were, as always, superb. Steve Normans' saxophone fitted right in there. Thank you for slipping in a new song, especially as it was me who shouted "Go on then!",( I feel a bit embarrassed now in the cold, clear light of day ) Aah 'twas a heady evening , couldn't help my self. You were on brilliant form, top of your game, well played son! Loved every moment. Same place next year?

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Charmpri: BSH

A superb evening of classic music. My personal highlight was Cavaliers. I spoke to one bloke who goes to see SH every year and He was embarrassed because he was crying during Sebastian. That's the power of great music beautifully delivered. My fellow attendees loved the gig even without MMS so all in all a top evening.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

suehewitt: Birmingham

What a brilliant night. Thankyou Steve. 'Death trip' has never been one of my favourite tracks on the album but it was certainly the highlight of the night for me. Certainly worth the wait. x

Sunday, 25 November 2012

SteveB. Leicester: Birmingham Symphony Hall

Just one word "AWESOME" Steve we need more nights like this it was superb,the orchestra and choir were a brilliant addition. Thanks for the best night out i've had for a while.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

jgmoriarty@gmail.com: Canada Steve Harley fans

Saw Steve - Best Years of our Lives, Beck Theatre, Hayes and now Brum. Superb. However I wanted to say a big thank you to marianne langlais (Canada) who responded to my request for two tickets after the show had been sold out. She sent the tickets and I have yet to pay her the money. What a top SH fan! Money on it's way along with a present. Steve - please do this again!!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Kath Tyler: Birmingham

Thank you Steve for a brilliant night. How can a gig with band, full orchestra and choir be so intimate......but it was! Loved every minute of it, know steve did too. You could tell. I hope that it won't be a one off, we need more shows like this please Steve, there aren't enough superlatives to describe the show, if you missed it then you missed one heck of a show. From where I sat it sounded and looked terrific but then that is the genius that is Steve Harley. A big thank you, best night out I've had in a long time.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

PeteB: Symphony Hall

One of those fans of forty years, who stayed with Steve through the eighties, seen him many many times and spent many of those forty years waiting to hear that set list. Not the £37.50 ticket referred to by Steve but just under £200 on ebay. Going to a fantastic venue, which I have been to many times before, with a superb orchestra and choir, awesome orchestral arrangement and Steve singing his heart out. Unfortunately, the night was spoilt by the engineers producing probably the worst vocal mix I have ever heard from Steve. I had decent seats but spent most of the time struggling to make out the words to songs I know word perfect. My other half, who is not he fan I am, could only make out the words when Steve was not being backed by he full musical arrangement, which I must say was superb. Disappointed? No, I'm gutted. Steve gave it his all and was let down by poor sound engineers who let his vocals become muddy and somewhat overpowered by the musical backing. On the plus side, Steve is a prolific tourer, so there will be many more opportunities to see him.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

sparrow: Birmingham 24/11/12

Just back and still buzzing. My first gig was Farfield Hall way back when and I have waited almost 40 years for this and was not dissappointed!!! Both albums as fresh today as when they first appeared. Got my wish when Black or White was played. Such an underrated and underplayed song. A magic evening Roll on the DVD. This is one sparrow that doesn't have a broken wing or feel blue. Thanks to everyone for a BRILLIANT night

Saturday, 24 November 2012

jan47: Symphony Hall

Steve- that was the most FANTASTIC evening's performance- we could see how much it meant to you. Thank you.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

surfqueen: tonights the night

Tonights the night! Good luck and best wishes to Steve and everyone involved for what will be a trually memorable night best wishes angela

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Stella Day: So Excited!

I had bad dreams all night about missing trains, not being booked at a hotel etc. Just packing now. See you there.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

rozzybabe: roz price

we have one ticket for sale for saturday as one of our friends cant make it. The seat is on the right of the stage on the lower tier row a. 43.50 Let us know if anyone interested

Friday, 23 November 2012

Doelfi: Doelfi

Steve wir kommen, der Flieger geht gleich ab Düsseldorf wir Freunden uns riesig auf morgen 4 Fans aus dem Münsterland

Friday, 23 November 2012

jackpot1: Cool!

Nice one, olsch455. See yer there!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

olsch455: Angekommen

Nach langer Fahrt mit Auto und Schiff bin ich heute in Birmingham angekommen. Etwas viel Wind und Regen haben mich auf der Insel empfangen. Aber für Morgen ist schönes Wetter angesagt. Werde den Tag in der Stadt genießen. Ablenkung ist auch nötig, denn ich kann den Samstag in der SymphonieHall kaum erwarten. Also, bis dahin.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

RachelPAtoSH: BSH Seats

New seats released. See Forum - on-sale on-line at at Box Office

Thursday, 22 November 2012

joanna: BOATS PLANES TAXIS and TRAINS

Safe travels to Steve and ALL his teams ...and all those making their ways into the Midlands... ME? I need a boat to get out of Somerset!! x x Jo

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Janet Jenkins: Mrs

Sorry e.mail janetj60@hotmail.com

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Janet Jenkins: Mrs

ticket for Sat concert in Brum rear stall row R £42.50 please e.mail if intereseted

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

lyndac38: Meeting points pre and post show

I'm not staying at a hotel.... I'm just getting the bus in :) To the people who were saying they wanted to meet somewhere, please remember that for pre-show the wonderful, fantastic German Market is on until 9pm and it is right outside the door of Symphony Hall and extends for what seems like miles into Birmingham City Centre. Also, after the show, the Brasshouse pub is literally around the corner from Symphony Hall on Broad Street, and is open until 2am, so plenty of time post-show for a drink (I read on one post that Jury's Inn wouldn't let people meet there after the show). Happy days!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Janine: Final line-up for Saturday?

Who is in the know about this?

Monday, 19 November 2012

Janine: Who else staying at the Hyatt Regency?

Hi there - my friend and I will stay at the Hyatt Regency - any other fans there, or is everyone at the Jurys Inn...?

Monday, 19 November 2012

anichols: Manchester

My email is anichols1@virginmedia.com

Sunday, 18 November 2012

anichols: Ticket For Manchester.....

I have a ticket for Royal Northern College of Music 7th dec Can't make it Row F 11 I will sell face value £23 Please email anichols1@virginmedia.co.uk

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Graeme: Birmingham

Not long now to what will be a glorious night in Birmingham next Saturday. Looking forward to sitting back in my seat and letting the music take me to a wonderful place for a couple of hours. It will be my wife Maragret's birthday on the stroke of midnight that evening...Now that's what I call a birthday present.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

kathryn_blair: BIRMINGHAM!!

I cannot wait until Saturday 24th. Guarantee I will be the youngest Steve Harley fan there! (I'm 16)! Absolutely love you Steve!! Would love to meet you! I'm travelling all the way from Northern Ireland JUST to see you!! That is dedication!! hehe x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Pandorah: oops she did it again !

sorry about the below posting folks ! must of been all the excitement ! it posted in 2 parts !back to front ! I'll shut up now then :-( feel free to delete . I would have posted on the forum ! for some reason, I couldnt get on it !

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Pandorah: How good was that

All velvet and gold surrounded by balconies and dripping with opulence beautifully painted and gilded, such fine art cradled me. Up above a chandelier! Bigger than a sun on the any summer sunset, huge suspended wonder, just dripping with glitter and gold. Crystals the size of moons...and more as bright as stars on any clear night. Do you get the picture? It was stunning. And the relevance is to the experience is From the moment he stepped out from the dark and into that light! Graced that stage, he took the place to another level. The room was filled with something very special, extra special. The three of them excelled far beyond my wildest imagination. Sling it was posivtley delightful, so jazzed up by James, at times sneaking in a splash of Brubeck ….. Had me grinning from ear to ear! Take 5 deep breaths. The light house near stopped my heart yet again! Barry showed no mercy! Carried on pulling at the heart strings. I swear he makes that violin cry , it pulls and guides you into its world and will not let go till the tears are falling and you find yourself choking them back eventually drowning in your own tears . I kid you not. So amazing. And the whole experience? Did he top the week end? You bet your bottom dollar he did. If it wasn’t for Birmingham coming up I could have quite happily been to on my last breath. Magic.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Pandorah: How Good was that .

Was invited out of the blue by a long standing Dutch Harley fan and Dear friend to travel with him to bruge from UK this last week end, to see Steve Harley. And I must admit that the thought of going to that wonderful place was a tad exciting! (Love Steve Harley’s music) Understand the relevance of the experience to put it into context ! The wonderful sights of Bruges one of (if not) the most beautiful city in Europe, the market square in its self offers up a wealth of history steeped in Architectural treasures. The Belfry Carillion with its 366 steps towers over the most remarkable medieval place of wonder you could ever imagine. (I have some great pics) Stood in its shadows and listened to the amazing bells toll, saw the doves flee the belfry scattering across the blue sky above. At 11am 60 seconds of silence. Yes remembered so many who are no longer with us. Departed, but never forgotten. This historical square with its Striking images had me in awe Surrounded with winding cobbled streets with the constant sound of carriage wheels and horses hooves clattering upon them. The skyline broken with towers of 15th century Cathedral, Hof van watervliet 16th century residence is a sight to be held That market square with its hustles and bustles leads you off in all directions, through alleys and streets leading off to quieter places, over bridges of not so troubled waters! Canals with boats and swans and the smells of waffles and chocolate n coffee catching the air. The restaurrants are to die for. Such Stunning cuisine. I cannot express the satisfaction after eating the most delicious food. In a restaurant just down from the venue, the feast was so good, the taste was divine and the presentation was second to none. Absolutely beautiful. My actual words were “oh my God “ " how ever will Steve Harley top that " ? By that time I was happy to just breath air. Off to the venue. Wow I sat in a room fit for a Queen. All

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

RachelPAtoSH: BUXTON

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE - FEB 18TH CONFIRMED Call AFTER 11 a.m. 0845 127 2190 and quote “I’m Calling From The Website” for PRIORITY SEATING - 7days only!! AFTER 11 a.m.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

joanna: Buxton Opera

ON THE FORUM a while ago...here it is for you We await final confirmation - but for your diary: FEBRUARY 18th 2013 Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel (full rock band) BUXTON Opera House Hope this helps.... just looking to book holiday to fix this date too. cheers Jo

Monday, 12 November 2012

anichols: Buxton Opera

Hi RAchel, I remember you gave u heads up about gig in Buxton next year.....can't seem to see it on guestbook or Forum any update? I may be wrong but I thought it was Feb 23rd if so it has been taken are there any other concerts on horizon cant get enough

Monday, 12 November 2012

wearmouth: Mr

2 tickets for Birmingham for sale on ebay I cant believe I'm having to do this but I cant make it to the 'concert of a lifetime'. I'm completely gutted. Here's the link to the site- I hope these go to a 'good home'!! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330827532995

Monday, 12 November 2012

Liliane: concert GENK 7 NOV. 2012

hey Steve. What a performance. I am that woman on the second row, you talked to during the show. First I was a little bit confused, because the lady behind me had said some words,now and then. And then I said tou you 'it's a lie' when you told you where 12 years when you ........ In the beginning I thought you were talking to the lady, behind me. But you looked at me and said 'it is not a lie, it is (I lost the word). so I said : it is whisfull thinking. so, after the show, I waited and waited and waited, because I would like to make a picture of the two of us. But you would'nt show up. When you come again to Limburg - Belgium; I'll come back and than I'll show you a paper whith ' please ! a meet and greet after the show?'. Maybe, then I'll be lucky. Anyway, I saw you also in Bree (Belgium - Limburg)during the Vostertfeesten, with host Xavier Weytjens. I am born and I live in Bree. Dear Steve, I whis you all the luck and a very good health for you and your family; Big Hug from Liliane (BREE°

Sunday, 11 November 2012

 

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